York’s Schulich School of Business has been ranked 20th in the world and number one in Canada in a global MBA survey conducted by Expansión magazine, a Time Inc. business publication based in Mexico City.
It marks the third straight year Schulich has made the world’s top 20 in the Expansión ranking. Schulich placed just behind Kellogg College at the University of Oxford, Stern School of Business at New York University, and the University of Cambridge, and ahead of the University of California, Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.
Harvard Business School once again placed first overall, with Stanford University taking second spot and the London School of Business finishing third. Schulich ranked ninth among business schools outside the United States and 12th among business schools in North America.
The Expansión Best Global MBAs ranking, established in 2006, rates leading MBA programs from around the world using a broad range of criteria, including academic quality, return on investment and global value. The survey employs a predominantly statistical-based methodology to rank business schools, with points awarded in key areas of measurement such as international scope and orientation, average GMAT, post-MBA average salary percentage increase and faculty research output.
“We’re pleased to once again be rated among the top 20 business schools in the world by a major global ranking this academic year,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth, who noted The Economist and the Aspen Institute recently ranked Schulich among the top 10 MBA programs in the world (Schulich placed ninth in The Economist‘s 2011 global ranking and second in the Aspen 2011 global ranking).
“The Expansión ranking is the premiere global survey conducted by a Latin American business publication and complements the other major global business school rankings conducted by business publications in the US and Europe.”
Horváth added that the Expansión ranking is also important to Schulich because of the school’s growing focus on the Latin American market, and on Mexico in particular. Last November, Schulich officially opened a satellite centre in Mexico City that, Horváth said, will help recruit students, provide career placement services to alumni, offer executive education programs, support the local Schulich alumni chapter and manage local media relations.